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Table 102a: Race/Ethnicity - Postoperative sepsis per 1000 elective-surgery discharges of longer than 3 days (excluding patients admitted for infection; patients with cancer or immunocompromised states, and obstetric conditions), by race/ethnicity, 2001

      Non-Hispanic    
  Total White Black API Hispanic (of any race)
Population group Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE
                     
Total 10.715 0.225 9.862 0.242 15.261 0.644 11.713 1.784 12.176 0.842
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
    0-17 * * * * * * * * * *
    18-44 3.323 0.777 * * 6.725 1.485 * * * *
    45-64 8.170 0.511 7.483 0.532 12.307 1.190 * * 8.504 1.671
    65 and over 11.122 0.440 10.272 0.441 17.173 1.335 13.109 3.066 14.283 1.648
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
    65-69 10.220 0.657 9.755 0.686 13.904 2.270 * * * *
    70-74 11.155 0.632 10.091 0.657 18.259 2.340 * * 15.342 2.847
    75-79 10.952 0.664 10.072 0.684 17.318 2.751 * * 17.342 3.394
    80-84 11.326 0.853 10.751 0.877 18.229 3.791 * * * *
    85 and over 13.696 1.217 11.961 1.265 23.128 4.816 * * 26.733 6.329
                     
Gender                    
    Male 10.494 0.369 9.641 0.392 16.732 1.231 13.297 2.818 10.413 1.358
    Female 9.311 0.308 8.496 0.332 12.775 0.790 8.601 2.483 11.923 1.135
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
    Less than $25,000 10.553 0.909 9.260 1.196 11.793 1.665 * * 11.314 2.769
    $25,000-$34,999 11.652 0.441 10.414 0.489 17.576 1.200 * * 11.533 1.727
    $35,000-$44,999 10.929 0.407 9.688 0.449 17.715 1.238 * * 11.949 1.590
    $45,000 or more 10.166 0.295 9.747 0.317 12.679 1.101 10.945 2.038 12.999 1.300
                     
Residence location                    
    Metropolitan 10.941 0.242 10.184 0.264 14.819 0.674 11.552 1.827 12.122 0.867
    Micropolitan 9.373 0.638 8.273 0.668 21.267 2.849 * * * *
    Non-Core 10.083 0.695 9.006 0.724 16.675 2.859 * * * *
                     
Location of inpatient treatment                    
    Northeast 8.865 0.430 8.309 0.468 11.478 1.393 * * 11.009 2.166
    Midwest 10.007 0.392 9.562 0.413 13.242 1.295 * * * *
    South 12.043 0.358 10.920 0.399 17.427 0.924 * * 12.719 1.440
    West 11.116 0.462 10.191 0.533 15.476 2.020 13.324 2.302 12.193 1.180
                     
Expected payment source                    
    Private insurance 9.015 0.306 8.513 0.339 11.310 0.857 9.556 2.406 11.182 1.217
    Medicare 12.116 0.335 10.882 0.349 20.643 1.163 15.452 3.468 15.520 1.621
    Medicaid 12.042 0.888 12.073 1.199 12.076 1.814 * * 11.054 2.142
    Other insurance 8.763 0.856 8.483 1.019 10.502 2.334 * * 7.893 2.425
    Uninsured/self pay/no charge 10.738 1.362 8.332 1.795 17.986 3.114 * * * *
                     

a Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and DRG clusters. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: Standard error.

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2001. This file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 22 states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MD, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WI.

 

 

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